Does Your State Benefit From the Medicaid Expansion?

Published March 14, 2013

Does your state benefit from President Obama’s expansion of the Medicaid program, or does the expansion just put you on the hook for millions or even billions in new taxes to pay for money presented as “free”? This map, built on numbers from the left-leaning Urban Institute modeled forward by the right-leaning Heritage Foundation, presents the amounts each state is expected to have to come up with under the Medicaid expansion over the next ten years. States in green are on the hook for more in taxes – states in blue aren’t. Mouse over the state to see the amounts, and click to see a graph of the costs going forward.